A big happy birthday to my beautiful little girl for tomorrow. May you wake up to balloons, presents and fairy cakes (and I know for a fact you will)…
- Dr Jeffrey Long tells the O’Reilly Factory that NDEs offer proof of the afterlife.
- A radical new autism theory – is it possible to care too much?
- Are you ready for the age of peak phosphorus?
- Was Descartes poisoned by a Catholic priest via an arsenic-laced communion wafer?
- Who will be the next huma…err, humobot, to walk on the Moon?
- Should we seed the stars? And: it’s a zoo out there.
- Life is (unfortunately) not a science-fiction story.
- There are depths to this world that we can never comprehend – a visual guide to the ocean deeps.
- India inmates take yoga to reduce their jail sentences.
- New JREF president D.J. Grothe talks to Alex Tsakiris about the future of skepticism and the James Randi Propaganda Foundation.
- Also: ‘Junior Skeptic’ Daniel Loxton encourages due diligence for skeptics.
- Did the CIA create the hippy movement of the 1960s?
- Portrait of a scientific iconoclast: Fred Hoyle.
- Australian anti-vaccination group on the brink of collapse.
- Flying car, anyone?
- Mysterious origins of cosmic rays pinned down.
- The strange tale of Philip K. Dick and Solarcon-6.
- P-Funk’s George Clinton riffs on the Dogon tribe, being an extraterrestrial, and the funkiness of Tool. Now there’s a guy worth interviewing.
- Speaking of the best band on the planet: Shuttle astronauts awaken to Tool’s “Parabola”. Hopefully they got the Alex Grey visuals as well…
- Binnall of America talks to Christopher Knowles about the connections between esoterica and comic books (Part 1 and Part 2).
- Awesome space shuttle desktop wallpaper for you eye-candy lovers.
Thanks Lee and Blair.
Quote of the Day:
Scientific revolutions, almost by definition, defy common sense. If all our common-sense notions about the universe were correct, then science would have solved the secrets of the universe thousands of years ago. The purpose of science is to peel back the layer of the appearance of objects to reveal their underlying na…ture. In fact, if appearance and essence were the same thing, there would be no need for science.